In contrast to spanking in literature, which means works of literature that contain mention of spanking somewhere, spanking stories put a much greater focus on the subject of spanking and often go into great detail.
Spanking stories include all kinds of genres ranging from historic to sci-fi, from autobiographic stories to erotic/pornographic fiction. While most works are individual short stories, some authors such as Lurking Dragon have written story series that could fill a whole book. Others such as John Benson have written more than enough individual spanking stories to fill several books.
The Summer Story Contest (SSC) is an annual contest for short spanking stories, organized by the newsgroup soc.sexuality.spanking since 1994 (archives are available since 1999). The archives of the stories from each year feature hundreds of short spanking stories, mostly under 500 words each.
 See also
- Interactive spanking story
- Short story
- Spanking novel
- Audio spanking story
- Resources for writers
- List of passive verbs (can come useful when writing spanking stories)
- List of spanking authors
- Spanking magazine
- Library of Spanking Fiction - A free archive of over 21,800 spanking stories with synopses and a sophisticated search engine and interface.
- LSF Publications - A relatively new but rapidly growing publisher of spanking e-books.
- Bethany's Woodshed - founded in 1998, web's oldest commercial website featuring weekly updates of brand new romantic and erotic spanking stories, mostly novels and novellas
- Laura's Spanking Corner - an archive of high quality spanking stories by various authors originally posted to the newsgroups alt.sex.spanking and soc.sexuality.spanking.
- List of spanking fetish books - and other media, with links to Amazon.
- Male-Male Spanking Archive - an archive of over 10,000 M/m and M/M spanking stories.
- Spanking Stories - John Hudson Stories revolving around one character, John Hudson Jr. His life, loves, hates and abductions. How he will spank the women in his life.
- Two Shades of Blue - an archive of original CP stories written by Tasha (no longer available)
- Abel's Spanking Stories - mainly M/f spanking stories written by Abel - launched in 1999, redesigned in January 2012
- unseemly.org - stories by John Benson (no longer available)
- disciplineanddesire - spanking stories, updated weekly
- scarlettbottom - free spanking stories - now removed
- Ianboy's Discipline Homepage - M/M spanking stories and discussions of spanking art
- CFPub Online over 2,000 spanking stories of all genres offered for purchase and download
- http://spanking-geschichten.net - Bestrafung eines Dienstmädchens - 14 aufregend-deftige Spanking Geschichten in deutscher Sprache, Autor: Stan Gere; ISBN 3936708037 / Marterpfahlverlag (A book of German spanking stories by Stan Gere)